EMWF for flexible automation and assistive devices

T. S. Chou, Y. C. Wang, J. W.S. Liu, S. Y. Chang, Y. F. Lu, M. K. Ouyang, T. W. Kuo, C. S. Shih, Jwu-Sheng Hu

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Abstract

This paper describes an embedded workflow framework (EMWF) that enables flexible personal and home automation and assistive devices and service and social robots (collectively referred to as SISARL) to be built on workflow architecture. The process definition language supported by EMWF is called SISARL-XPDL. It consists of a subset of the WfMC standard XML Process Definition Language (XPDL) 2.0, together with elements that implement common mechanisms for robot behavior coordination. EMWF provides workflow engines for Linux and Windows CE platforms. The engines are written in C in order to keep their memory footprint and runtime overhead small. Performance data show that the overheads introduced by the engine and workflow data are tolerable for most SISARL devices.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 15th IEEE Real-Time and Embedded Technology and Application Symposium, RTAS 2009
Pages243-252
Number of pages10
DOIs
StatePublished - 16 Jul 2009
Event15th IEEE Real-Time and Embedded Technology and Application Symposium, RTAS 2009 - San Francisco, CA, United States
Duration: 14 Apr 200916 Apr 2009

Publication series

NameProceedings of the IEEE Real-Time and Embedded Technology and Applications Symposium, RTAS
ISSN (Print)1545-3421

Conference

Conference15th IEEE Real-Time and Embedded Technology and Application Symposium, RTAS 2009
CountryUnited States
CitySan Francisco, CA
Period14/04/0916/04/09

Keywords

  • Automation and assistive devices
  • Component-based design
  • Embedded middleware; workflow architecture

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